Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

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26/02Best blogs on Istanbul & Turkey

Leyla Yvonne Ergil has gathered a list of the best blogs on Istanbul and Turkey. My blog Enjoy Istanbul is mentioned too of course. Check them out! ULTIMATE LIST OF EXPAT BLOGS ON TURKEY By: Leyla Yvonne Ergil In: Daily Sabah There are a wide number of expat bloggers in Turkey sharing their experiences and... Read more »

03/02Top 5 Tips by British Consul-General

A conservatively-dressed couple sit quietly in a park, kissing.  A valet pilots Range Rovers outside a posh business restaurant.  A transvestite burlesque dancer belts out a song to a packed house of, mostly, women.  A pale new moon rises over a mosque between two skyscrapers.  A band of pigeon-fanciers clusters round a wooden cage of... Read more »
Blue Mosque

25/01Blue Mosque in the heart of old Istanbul

The Blue Mosque – officially the sultan Ahmet Mosque – is one of the great must-see attractions of the old city. In the heart of the original site of the city of Byzantium. The mosque, built on the site of the former, most important Byzantine palace, is known for its six minarets and the blue-and-white... Read more »

18/01 Salep, a popular hot drink in winter

10/01 Guidebook writer Pat Yale on my e-book

03/01 Walk through Kadıköy and Moda in Asia

02/01 Enjoy unorthodox biography of Beyoglu

12/12 Strolling through Istanbul with my book

Nightlife

28/03How to drink Turkish coffee

Photos: Slawomira Kozieniec Modern coffee bars like Starbucks and Turkish counterparts like Kahve Dünyası and Mado, where a range of Western coffees are sold, are found in Istanbul’s tourist and upscale westernized districts. In most restaurants bars in the old city they have all kinds of western style coffees too. Elsewhere in the city, the... Read more »

13/03Recommended hotels in Istanbul

Here is my list of good hotels in several districts of Istanbul, recommended by tourists who have stayed there. Do you have any others? Good or bad experiences with these hotels? Please share it here on this site! Hotels in touristic Sultanahmet district Celal Sultan Erbil Santa Sophia Hali Ipek Palace Orsep Royal Sumengen Avicenna... Read more »
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23/02Dishes from Ottoman palaces

By Eda Togan Asitane is  a restaurant I have always heard about but never had chance to visit until last week!  There are many restaurants that claim to serve ottoman cuisine in Istanbul. However I think Asitane is unique, because they serve food from the Ottoman palaces. Our group of foodie friends had a specially... Read more »

22/02 Enjoy the new-look Karaköy

02/02 Wine House since 1914: Viktor Levi

20/01 Culinary creativity @ Ferahfeza restaur..

15/01 Street art in Istanbul on free app

11/01 Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

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